The Magic Flute. October 2012.

Dear Rowley, To the English National Opera with the Artist on Saturday to see one of the last performances of Nicholas Hytner’s The Magic Flute. I have adored The Magic Flute for many years and you’ll recall we chose the … Continue reading

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Ready to Begin Again. October 2011.

Dear Rowley, Do you know one of the best things I’ve done in the past 39-years is join the Greco-Roman pool, sauna and steam at the Holborn Hotel. An early morning dip, sizzle and sweat is quite simply manna for … Continue reading

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Trouble for Lucia June 2011

Dear Rowley, As Miss Midler Says, ‘time flies when you’re on Prozac’. Only kidding, darling. But time has certainly taken wing of late since I returned from Menorca. I had a call from my editor on The Rake (the style … Continue reading

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Made in Sheffield April 2011

Dear Rowley, Just when you thought you’d heard it all, that ghastly slug of a Tory politician Oliver Letwin makes a remark about increasing airport taxes because ‘we don’t want to encourage people from Sheffield to take cheap flights’. This … Continue reading

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Bunga Bunga! February 2011

Dear Rowley, Have you ever been to a Bunga Bunga party a la Silvio Berlusconi? I think I have but did not realise until in retrospect. There was a lady – and I use that word loosely – on Radio … Continue reading

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